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Tsvia AbarbanelEastern Soul EP ... LP
Fortuna (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A weird and wonderful little record – created in 1970 by a Yemenite singer who'd spent the late 60s on the LA scene – then worked in Tel Aviv with a hip Israeli combo for the album! The music is this very unique blend of spiritual jazz and Tsvia's amazing voice – which often ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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George AbdoJoy Of Belly Dancing ... LP
Monitor, 1975. Sealed ... $1.99
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Idris Ackamoor & The PyramidsWe Be All Africans (180 gram pressing – with CD) ... LP
Strut (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $28.99 29.99
Legendary reedman Idris Ackamoor is strongly back in action – working here with a new version of his classic Pyramids group from the 70s – with a groove that's every bit as righteous as their classic albums from back in the day! In truth, Ackamoor has been going strongly over the ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD.)

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King Sunny AdeMy Dear ... LP
Atom Park (Nigeria), 1986. Very Good- ... $14.99
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King Sunny AdeSynchro System ... LP
Mango, 1983. Near Mint- ... $11.99
The second domestically released album from King Sunny Ade and His African Beats, with the wonderful Ju Ju sound ringing throughout every piece, from the up tempo numbers to the more mellow grooves. Interlocking, chirping guitar parts are layered over nicely percolating rhythms, 9 tracks in all: ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lanfewaju AdepojuAsotole ... LP
Lanrad (Nigeria), 1985. Very Good- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has moisture staining, with flaking and peeling.)

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Lanrewaju AdepojuIku Awolowo ... LP
Lanrad (Nigeria), 1981. Good+ ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Eric Agyemang/Thomas FrimpongMete Awo Yi Mu (Living In The Cold) ... LP
Thornhill (UK), 1980s. Near Mint- ... $49.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a lightly bent corner.)

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AjateAbrada (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
180g (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $18.99
An album that bills itself as a cross between Afro Funk and Japanese traditional music – but a set that also comes up with some nice contemporary soul currents as well! The instrumentation is definitely funky – with lots of driving percussion, often of Japanese origin, but used in the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Tony AllenBlack Voices ... LP
Kindred Spirits/Comet (France), 1999. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $28.99
A seminal set that really put Tony Allen back on top – a record that showed that Allen was way more than just Fela's drummer, or another Afro Funk artist in general – but instead a really free-thinking, deep-concept musician overall! The album comes from key time that Allen spent on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Otim AlphaGulu City Anthems ... LP
Nyege Nyege Tapes (Uganda), Late 2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99
Contemporary electronic sounds from Uganda – served up here by an artist who takes older songs of celebration, and reworks them through digital modes at a blistering pace! The grooves here sometimes move at a speed that might have you checking the settings on your turntable – but the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Gyedu Blay AmbolleyKetan (with bonus CD) ... LP
Agogo (Germany), 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 39.98
Stunning new work from Gyedu-Blay Ambolley – whose Simigwa album was one of the Afro Funk treasures of the 70s – still sounding great here in the company of some excellent younger musicians! The set's an update of Ambolley's earlier style – a bit in the way that Tony Allen's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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AntibalasAntibalas (with download) ... LP
Daptone, 2012. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
Amazing sounds from one of the best funky combos anywhere – ever! Antibalas have certainly risen to fame in the years since we first heard their Afro-styled grooves – working famously in the Fela musical, and reaching generations of ears with their own brilliant records. Yet ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl version includes code for full album download.)

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AntibalasWhere The Gods Are At Peace ... LP
Daptone, 2017. New Copy ... $14.99 17.98
Maybe the most searing album we've ever heard from Antibalas – a set that's completely on fire from the very first note, both musically and politically – and which burns with an intensity that seems to blow away all their previous music! Make no mistake, we've always loved these guys ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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ApostlesBanko Woman ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
The Apostles are nice and groovy here – working in this offbeat way that combines upbeat cuts with some unusual mellower numbers – but all at a level that really keeps things interesting throughout! These guys can clearly move with the groove and hit some sharp funky instrumentation at ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Banko Woman ... CD 15.99

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ApplesMind Twister ... LP
Odion Livingstone (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 23.99
A legendary group from the 70s Nigerian scene – one who could be as trippy as they were funky – often in ways that had them using studio production to really get some cool effects from their vocals and guitar! There's a spacey edge to most of these tracks – one that comes through ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Arp FriqueWelcome To The Colorful World Of Arp Frique ... LP
Colourful World (Netherlands), 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... $22.99
Arp Frique certainly does live in a colorful world – not just in the image on the cover, but in the grooves of the record as well – which bring together lots of funky 80s keyboards with a wider global sense of groove! There's often some acoustic percussion alongside the electric keys ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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ArrowO' La Soca ... LP
Mango, 1989. Near Mint- ... $5.99
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Gannosuke AshiyaOtoko No Tabiji – Fuufu Shibai - Musme Yo ... LP
Teichiku (Japan), 1984. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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(Includes the insert.)

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Atahualpa YupanquiPa'alumbrar Los Corazones ... LP
Odeon, 1960s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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(80s pressing.)

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AyetoroOminira ... LP
Funsho (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $22.99
Excellent work from Ayetoro – a group who are always out to show that they're not just another Afro Funk revival band! Instead, these guys work with a groove that's much richer – calling forth older highlife and jazzy styles too – wrapped up with a slight contemporary sensibility ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sikiru Ayinde BarristerFuji New Waves ... LP
Siky-Oluyole (Nigeria), 1991. Good+ ... $6.99
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(Cover has some wear.)

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Alhaji Sikiru Ayinde BarristerOkiki ... LP
Siky-Oluyole (Nigeria), 1986. Good ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and pen.)

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Alhaji Wasiu Ayinde BarristerBarry Wonders At 40 ... LP
Siky-Oluyole (Nigeria), 1988. Very Good- ... $6.99
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(Cover has some wear.)

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Sikiru Ayinde BarristerAmerica Special ... LP
Siky-Oluyole (Nigeria), 1986. Very Good ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a stain and some peeled spots on back.)

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Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji 78 OrganisationSe Boti Mo ... LP
Kollington, 1985. Very Good- ... $9.99
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(Cover has a bit of pen. Label has some pen)

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BatsumiBatsumi (140 gram color vinyl) ... LP
Matsuli (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
One of the most compelling albums we've heard from the African scene of the 70s – a rare set from a Soweto group, and one that's got a heavy dose of spiritual jazz in the mix! The album almost feels more like the kind of set you'd hear by a Paris group, extrapolating African sounds in the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited repress!)

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Bauls Of BengalBauls Of Bengal ... LP
Olympic, 1976. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A really unique session of world music from the late 60s – recorded by the enigmatic Bauls Of Bengal, a group who were kind of playful tricksters in their Bengali home! "Baul" means "afflicted with the wind disease" – and the group have kind of a "crazyman" ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a center split bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Francis BebeyPsychedelic Sanza 1982 to 1984 ... LP
Born Bad (France), Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99
Totally cool, totally amazing music from the enigmatic Francis Bebey – a contemporary on the early 80s African scene of William Onyeabor, and an equally experimental artists! Bebey used a fair bit of electronics, but often with sounds that had acoustic roots – in this case, the ultra ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Harry Belafonte & Miriam MakebaEvening With Harry Belafonte & Miriam Makeba ... LP
RCA, 1965. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Hipper than you might expect – thanks to arrangements by South African jazzman Jonas Gwangwa! (Vocalists, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Dynagroove pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Big BlackEthnic Fusion ... LP
Arch, 1982. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A very cool little record from percussionist Big Black – and one of his hippest too! The record features only percussion by Black, plus bits of guitar by Anthony Wheaton – making for a set that's mostly raw, stripped-down percussion tracks – most of which are quite long, and have ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Black DiscoNight Express ... LP
Matsuli (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Don't think "disco", think "funky jazz" – because this sweet South African group from the 70s is filled with lots of groovy twists and turns – all in a mode that's quite different than any of the American or European jazz albums we know from the time! The lineup ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Harry Bloom/Todd Matshikiza/Pat WilliamsKing Kong – All African Jazz Opera ... LP
Decca (UK), Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Despite the colonialist overtones of the project – sort of the African equivalent to Porgy & Bess, at least in terms of authenticity – this groundbreaking musical was actually a crucial moment in the development of South African jazz. It's unfortunate that the package doesn't list ... (Soundtracks, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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BoataneersIsland Women ... LP
Tico, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
An unusual Caribbean soundtrack – issued on the mostly-Latin Tico label! Titles include "Goombay", "Push Push", "Basket On Head", "Stranded", "Coconut Water Rum & Gin", and "Wanna Do Nothing All Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has some light wear and a cut corner.)

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Boukman EksperyansVodou Adjae ... LP
Mango, 1989. Very Good ... $9.99
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✨✧ King BucknorAfrican Woman (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Hot Casa (France), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
Fierce Afro Funk from King Bucknor – who serves up two side-long jams here, both very much in the best Fela vibe of the 70s! "Woman Nature" starts out the record – building nicely from rattling percussion that's peppered with Bucknor's rough calls at the start, then filled in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sir James CaffeySearching For My Roots ... LP
No Label, Early 80s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
(Vocalists, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover appears to have been signed by the artist.)

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ChainoJungle Echoes ... LP
Omega, Late 50s. Very Good ... $29.99
Incredible stuff – and quite possibly the greatest album ever recorded by this enigmatic percussionist! The record features Chaino with his "African Percussion Safari" – not really listed on the notes individually, but (we surmise) most likely a group of studio percussionists. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing on black vinyl. Cover has splitting on the seams.)

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Wonona W Chang/Anna Mi LeeChinese Folk & Art Songs ... LP
Spoken Arts, 1962. Very Good ... $6.99
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Oliver De CoqueDestiny (Akalaka) ... LP
Ogene (Nigeria), 1993. Good+ Gatefold ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear on the opening and a stain on the top seam.)

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CymandePromised Heights (180 gram pressing) (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Janus, 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $25.99
Cymande hit some well-deserved heights on this massive third album – working with a complicated groove that's even more compelling than their earlier albums – in a righteous blend of heavy bass and tripped-out guitars that's unlike anything else we've ever heard! The music's a unique ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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CymandeSecond Time Round (180 gram pressing) (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $25.99
Heavy bass, tight percussion, and a wonderfully trippy groove – the stunning second album from Cymande, and one of our funk favorites from the 70s! These guys have a sound that's completely unique – a vibe that mixes African and Jamaican influences up in the heady London scene of the ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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DadawahPeace & Love ... LP
Dug Out (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Hypnotic, spiritually resonant music from Rastafarian singer & hand drummer Ras Michael's Dadawah – with these organic, echoey, atmospheric drums, bass and trippy bits of keyboards – providing a strong, spacious backdrop for the freedom-seeking lyricism! It's very unique stuff, ... (Reggae, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Miguel De MolinaSpain Revisited ... LP
Capitol, 1958. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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Georges DelerueKarnak Temples – Thebes Of The Hundred Gates ... LP
Sono Cairo (Egypt), 1972. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Massa DembeleMezana Dounia ... LP
Izniz, 2017. Sealed ... $9.99
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DissidentenSahara Electric ... LP
Shanachie, 1988. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $2.99
(Jazz, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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Deke Tom DollardNa You EP ... LP
Hot Casa (France), Late 70s. New Copy ... $28.99
Four funky killers from the Ivory Coast – tunes that are heavy on basslines, and have lots of cool changes too! "Beant" has this bass part that's complicated, but completely infectious too – mixed with offbeat vocals and saxophone in a way that almost feels as if it's in the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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DostanaTribulation ... LP
Muller, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Hard to peg this group from Chicago – but the album's got some pretty unusual rhythms! The combo looks to be a funky one – but they play with distinct Caribbean and African influences in the bass and drum parts, and especially in the guitar, which jangles back and forth across the ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Eddie & The MovementsKool-Um Down ... LP
Terra-Ma, 1988. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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(NOTE – Cover is stained on the bottom 1/3, with some delamination on back.)

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Vicky EdimoThank U Mama (with bonus download) ... LP
Afrodisia (Nigeria), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
An Afro Funk set with a very special vibe – a bit different than some of the other work of the time, and a standout performance from singer/instrumentalist Vicky Edimo! Vicky's a he, in case you didn't know (we didn't) – and his touch on percussion and keyboards is nicely moody in all ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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EkoFunky Disco Music ... LP
Africa Seven (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Funky disco music, and a lot more too – all served up in this rare 70s set by Eko Roosevelt from Cameroon! The leadoff track is a long groover that runs for more than 10 minutes in length – and has that mix of modes that you'd often find in some of the Parisian Afro tracks recorded in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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El TurroneroNew Hondo ... LP
Belter/Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1980. New Copy ... $14.99
A funky treasure from the Spanish scene at the end of the 70s – a groundbreaking combination of flamenco roots and upbeat funk and soul! The album's got a groove that grabs you right from the start – almost like some of the tighter sound library funk of the European scenet at the time, ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Extra GoldenOk-Oyot System ... LP
Thrill Jockey, 2006. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A partnership between US indie guitarists Ian Egelson and Alex Minoff of Golden – with Onyango Wuod Omari and the late Otieno Jagwasi of Nairobi based benga band Orchestra Extra Solar Africa – for an lightly funky, deeply melodic blend of hypnotic tunes! It's a true partnership – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Chaba Fadela & Cheb SahraouiHana Hana ... LP
Mango, 1989. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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(Still in the shrink, with hype sticker.)

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Giora FeidmanJewish Soul Music ... LP
Hed Arzi (Israel), 1972. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70Afrodisiac (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Knitting Factory, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.98
A stunner from Fela – a record that really leaps right into the groove right from the very first note – then never lets up at all! Igo Chiko provides some fantastic tenor sax solos on the tunes – and both Tunde Williams and Eddie Faychum serve up some killer trumpet – while ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Fela & Africa 70Alagbon Close (180 gram gold vinyl pressing) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 24.99
One of the lesser-known 70s session from Fela – but a great one too, and a record that captures the Africa 70 group at all their early raw best! Tracks are both very long – stretching for a side of the record apiece – and the title track "Alagbon Close" features some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition color vinyl pressing – with download!)

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70Expensive Sh*t (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.98
A real classic from the great Fela Kuti – a seminal mid 70s record that not only shows his impeccable sense of rhythm, but also his sense of rage as well! The title track – "Expensive Sh_t" – is Fela's answer to the time that he got busted for dope, and was forced to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70Roforofo Fight (180 gram red vinyl pressing – with download) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
A brilliant album from Fela – and one that shows him really coming into his own, with that tremendous new sound that would go onto influence decades of musicians! The title track – "Roforofo Fight" – is a side-long jam that instantly sets a new standard for African funk ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition colored vinyl pressing – with download!)

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70Shakara (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.98
The cover image here really demonstrates the charisma of Fela at his height – dozens of topless women, kneeling around the maestro and spelling out the number 70 – but to us, the music is what really shows the man's power – a bold, progressive statement of the new energy bubbling ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ GrottoGrotto 2 – Wait No Hurry ... LP
EMI/Odion Livingstone (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $23.99
A wonderfully funky set from this hip Nigerian group of the 70s – a set that's a lot more soulful than their trippy first album – and done with a range of great grooves overall! The instrumentation here is focused on the core talents of the combo – with lots of riffing guitar ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Grotto 2 – Wait No Hurry ... CD 14.99

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Guy One#1 LP ... LP
Philophon (Germany), 2018. New Copy ... $19.99
Wicked work from Guy One – both a singer and an instrumentalist – playing the small-stringed kologo here, but with riffing intensity that's backed by a very funky combo! The sound is pretty darn unique – in a mode that's not even like Afro funk from years back – and instead ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jonas Gwangwa & The African ExplosionWho (Ngubani)? ... LP
Jamal, Late 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... $49.99
A rocketing bit of South African funky soul – and of the few great records released on Ahmad Jamal's short-lived Jamal label! The session's a lot hipper than some of the South African work that was issued in the US around the same time – and the feel here is almost more in a London ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & an unglued top seam.)

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Hacienta Punto En Otro SonTierra Y Otros Cantares ... LP
Artomax (Puerto Rico), Mid 70s. Very Good+ 2LP ... $18.99
A very cool combination of folksy elements and jazzier styles – almost like some of the more sophisticated records that came from Havana at the end of the 60s! These guys do a wonderful job of mixing percussion, guitar, and flute with some warmer keyboards and other more modern touches ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a bit of seam splitting, and a small old sticker.)

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John Handy/Ali Akbar KhanKaruna Supreme ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1975. Near Mint- ... $19.99
After making some great jazz records in the 60's, and some crossover R&B albums in the 70's, John Handy recorded this beautiful album for MPS which paired his soulful alto with Indian melodies and rhythms, played by a small group led by Ali Akbar Khan. The set is unlike anything else Handy had ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US 70s pressing.)

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✨✧ Abu Obaida HassanAbu Obaida Hassan & His Tambour – The Shaigiya Sound of Sudan ... LP
Ostinato (UK), 1970s. New Copy Gatefold ... $19.99 21.98
Really beautiful sounds from Abu Obaida Hassan – material that was mostly recorded in the 70s, but often has a much more ancient vibe – thanks to the striking sounds that Hassan produces on the tambour, which is an instrument that features a drum-like bass, and almost an explosive array ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Karl Hector & The MalcounsUnstraight Ahead (with download) ... LP
Now Again, 2014. New Copy 2 LPs ... $21.99
They definitely got the title right on this one – because the group never seems to move in any sort of direct line – instead always tripping around nicely with all these hip little twists and turns! Karl Hector & The Malcouns are the same loose collective of players you'll know ... (Deep Funk, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download card.)
Also available Unstraight Ahead ... CD 3.99

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Amartey HedzolehKukurantumi ... LP
Chop Time (UK), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
Excellent solo work from Amartey Hedzoleh – a key member of the important Afro Funk combos Psychedelic Aliens and Hedzoleh Sounds – heard here in a set of previously-unreleased tracks from the early 80s! The music is quite rootsy all the way through – with Hedzoleh on vocals and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Panduranga HendersonOcean Of Love (2017 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Luaka Bop, Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $7.99 19.99
Incredibly unique work from Panduranga Henderson – an artist who first worked as John Henderson in the group of Ray Charles, then hooked up with Alice Coltrane and had a spiritual awakening that really shaped his sound! The music here isn't at all like Charles or Coltrane – although it' ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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Paul HornInside The Taj Mahal (aka Inside) ... LP
Kuckuck (Germany), 1968. Very Good ... $9.99
One of the most starkly beautiful recordings in Paul Horn's career – with spiritually resonant, almost spine tingling solo flute and some chants, all recorded in the Taj Majal one day in April of 1968! It's really all about the atmosphere, as it would have to be given the location – ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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IceEach Man Makes His Destiny (aka Ice) ... LP
Kedzie, 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $11.99
A really great chapter in the long and funky history of the musicians that also played in Lafayette Afro Rock Band and Cane & Abel – and a cool little set that may be one of the best records to ever come from the collective! The players work here as Ice – and come across like some ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ikebe ShakedownWay Home ... LP
Colemine, 2017. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99 21.99
A fantastic album from this increasingly hip combo – a group who were already pretty darn funky at their start, but who've just kept on moving into really amazing territory over the years! The sound here is maybe the equivalent of the depth and shifts that El Michels brought to the deep funk ... (Deep Funk, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing.)
Also available Way Home ... CD 9.99

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Bongos IkwueSongs I Like To Sing ... LP
Tabansi (Nigeria), 1983. Very Good ... $14.99
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(Cover has light wear.)

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Bongos Ikwue & The GrooviesStill Searching ... LP
EMI (Nigeria), Late 70s. Good+ ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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IlaiyaraajaSolla Solla – Maestro Ilaiyaraaja & The Electronic Pop Sound Of Kollywood 1977 to 1983 – Vols 1 & 2 ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $22.99
A pastiche of of styles from the late 70s and early 80s Kollywood cinema scene – amazing stuff produced and arranged by Ilaiyaraaja – music that trades as much in heavy funk as it does electronic pop! Over the span of a few decades, maestro Ilaiyaraaja recorded hundreds of scores, many ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Rikki Ililonga & Musi O TunyaDark Sunrise (3LP set) ... LP
Now Again, Mid 70s. Very Good+ 3LPs ... $33.99
An amazing set that documents the early years of the Zamrock scene – the funk and psych informed Afro Rock pioneered by vocalist and African guitar legend Rikki Ililonga and his group Musi-O-Tunya in Zambia from 1973 to 1976 – and compiled beautifully in this great set from Now ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet.)

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ImaginationsForever Rockin ... LP
Imaginations, 1985. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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Miyuki IshimotoEnkaikutoshitsuki ... LP
Denon (Japan), 1983. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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(Includes the insert.)

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Hisao ItoKojyou No Shakuhachi ... LP
Denon (Japan), 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $6.99
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Jay-U ExperienceEnough Is Enough (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Soundway (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99
Rare Nigerian funk and soul from The Jay-U Experience! Rather than following Fela's or any other template for 70s Afro Funk or soul, the group does a pretty incredible job of mixing up styles into a unique hybrid, rooted in the above, touching on reggae and jazz, too, and all the while holding ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Vladimir Jelinek/Le Ballet National TchecoslovaqueChants Et Danses De Tchecoslovaquie ... LP
Le Chant Du Monde (France), 1970s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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JM Tim & FotyAfrican Funk Experimental – 1977 to 1979 (with bonus download) ... LP
Africa Seven (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $22.99
Heavy funk, with maybe just a touch of experimental – the latter coming from the way that things were really changing up on the African scene of the late 70s – especially as the music was criss-crossing with more of the post-colonial world of records! Many of these tracks have almost a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download!)

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Juju (Oneness Of Juju)Chapter Two – Nia ... LP
Strata East, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
The rare second album from Juju – the avant jazz collective who'd later morph into funk band Oneness Of Juju, but who still sound pretty revolutionary here! There's a bit more focus than before – still energy that's a lot like the best righteous jazz groups coming out of Chicago or St ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Juju (Oneness Of Juju)Message From Mozambique ... LP
Black Fire, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
The first album by the group that later went on to become Oneness Of Juju! The album was recorded with a group that featured Plunky Nakabinde and Lon Moshe on reeds and percussion – plus Babatunde on congas and drums – and the overall sound is very much in kind of an Art Ensemble Of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Hamad Kalkaba & The Golden SoundsHamad Kalkaba & The Golden Sounds 1974/1975 (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... $23.99
Fierce funky sounds from 70s Cameroon – the entire recorded legacy of Hamad Kalkaba, who only issued three funky 45s back in the day! Yet even at six songs, the music here is completely tremendous – tunes that rumble along on this earthy sort of energy – drums that are heavier at ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download and big booklet of notes!)
Also available
Hamad Kalkaba & The Golden Sounds 1974/1975 ... CD 16.99
Hamad Kalkaba & The Golden Sounds 1974/1975 ... CD 13.99

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Mory KanteAkwaba Beach ... LP
Polydor, 1987. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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Ustad Abdul Wahid KhanUstad Abdul Wahid Khan ... LP
Fantome Phonographique (Italy), 1947. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
Quite an early set in the world of full-length recordings of Indian music – an album that even predates more famous records by Ravi Shankar and some of his contemporaries! The set features three long tracks, each unfolding in a beautiful way – recorded with fidelity that's maybe a bit ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 500!)

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Charly KingsonBorn In Africa (with bonus download) ... LP
Africa Seven (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A great little groover by an artist who may have been born in Africa, but who works here on the Munich scene of the 70s – with help from a surprisingly strong jazz lineup that includes Benny Bailey on trumpets, Sal Nistico on tenor, and the mighty Klaus Weiss on drums, keyboards, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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KitaroBest Of Ten Years – 1976 to 1986 ... LP
Geffen, Late 70s/1980s. Very Good- 2LP ... $4.99
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(With obi, held with tape on back.)

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✨✧ Komadori ShimaiFutari No Enka ... LP
Denon (Japan), 1976. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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(Includes the insert. Cover has light wear.)

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Kondi BandSalone ... LP
Strut (UK), 2017. New Copy 2LP ... $22.99 23.99
Very cool sounds from a wonderful pairing of sources – the ancient African thumb piano and contemporary funky production – at a level that's almost a 21st Century update of the American 70s kalimba experiments by Phil Cohran and Earth Wind & Fire! There's moments here that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Konkere BeatsYoruba – Songs & Rhythms For The Yoruba Gods In Nigeria ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 29.98
A beautiful set of contemporary yoruba recordings – performed by the Konkere Beats group in Nigeria, and with a different vibe than some of the more familiar yoruba material from the Caribbean! The sacred sounds are full of percussion and vocal chants – and have a vibe that's maybe ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Also available Yoruba – Songs & Rhythms For The Yoruba Gods In Nigeria ... CD 18.99

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Edmony KraterAn Ka Sonje ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2018. New Copy ... $22.99
The first album in many years from Edmondy Krater – an overlooked musical genius from the scene in Guadeloupe – and one who maybe sounds better here than ever before! Krater's always had an ear for blending jazz with some of the more recent currents of the island – but that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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KumasiAkoben ... LP
Superjock, 2018. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
A neo-classic Afrobeat combo based in New Orleans and named for the city in Ghana – and they're a pretty great one, too! Kumasi is a 13-piece band, with a bigger, more rhythm and percussion heavy style than some of the smaller, more raging Afro Funk groups out there, which is not to say that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Seun Kuti & Egypt 80Black Times ... LP
Strut (UK), 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 28.99
Some of the most righteous and furiously funky Afro Soul since Fela Kuti's prime – and it's beyond appropriate for such a committed, perfect personification of a classic sound via a modern player come from Fela's own son Seun! As strident as Seun's approach is, much like his father at his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Rao KyaoDancas De Rua ... LP
Vertigo (Portugal), 1987. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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(Cover has a bent corner.)

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Ladysmith Black MambazoInala ... LP
Shanachie, 1986. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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✨✧ Ladysmith Black MambazoInduku Zethu ... LP
Shanachie, 1984. Very Good ... $1.99
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(Cover has some wear & staining.)

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Ladysmith Black MambazoUmthombo Wamanzi ... LP
Shanachie, 1988. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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